by Brandon Darnell, published on October 25, 2012 at 4:45 PM
A regional bicycle share program is one step closer to reality after local officials agreed to spend $30,000 on a feasibility study that will conclude in June or July.
Public bicycle share programs are popular in cities such as Montreal, Paris, Denver and Washington, D.C., where riders pay a minimal fee to borrow a bicycle parked at one of numerous kiosks.
A similar program was floated in Sacramento last year by the Midtown Business Association, which determined that it could not support the program.
"It's evident it's time for us to be thinking about this seriously in Sacramento," said Larry Greene, executive director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, which will foot $20,000 of the bill for the study.
An additional $10,000 comes from Amtrak as part of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority.
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